[Fluff] The Siege of Bruj - Coffee Table Book

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Re: [Fluff] The Siege of Bruj

Post#19 » Oct 22 2015 04:18

I forgot to post an update here!

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"Acting on intel from the Segmentum's Inquisition, the Raven Guard 3rd company deploys a scouting party to the system of Bruj to investigate reports of a once loyal chapter, the Emerald Fists, having captured the system and enslaved the populace to their own end. What they find there spits on the friendship the 3rd Captain once thought he held with the Fists and puts both chapters into battlefield roles they were not designed for."

The story details the outcome of a narrative campaign loosely based on the Badab War Campaign between the Raven Guard and my creation, the Emerald Fists. The details and events portrayed are inspired by actual in-game events as each mission evolved based on the results of the previous (some artistic license was of course taken). The heroes and events are all original and in many cases the result of dice rolls.

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Now that it's finished (it took me 3 years!) I've had it printed to a hardbound book by Blurb and it has a new home on my coffee table. Here's a few photos of the cover and some pages. Adobe inDesign was used to make the layouts and Photoshop was used for the image effects (I had to watch a lot of youtube videos to learn some tricks). I went with a sepia for the majority of the page layouts so as to not distract from the text. Little scrolls are present throughout the book with biographies of each of the major players.

It's really a culmination of the hobby for me and allowed me to combine some story writing with gaming, painting and hanging out with the people involved. Definitely need to thank my buddy Dayne for his contributions as well.

12 mb link to PDF version

Now I haven't touched a paint brush in months. I'm hoping Kingdom Death when my preorder arrives will kickstart some new hobby love.

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Re: [Fluff] The Siege of Bruj - Coffee Table Book

Post#20 » Oct 22 2015 05:14

Fantastic work! I just started reading through the PDF -- really amazing quality there, my friend. And I love the coffee table version. Very classy!

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Re: [Fluff] The Siege of Bruj - Coffee Table Book

Post#21 » Oct 22 2015 05:39

Thanks Elliot, my wife even let's it stay on the table when guests are around! They definitely say things like 'hmm' and 'oh yeah?' while forming conclusions about me for writing a story about my toys haha!

If you ever get to the end and wonder why the plot went a certain way:
[spoiler=]and 'the idiot ball' was used (just read Doombringer's post mentioning this is a trope), I can assure you it was not laziness, but friendly spite haha.[/spoiler]

Though I have my doubts a read through would keep anyone's interest; which is why I included so many pictures :)

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Re: [Fluff] The Siege of Bruj - Coffee Table Book

Post#22 » Oct 23 2015 02:22

The Coffee Table version is really cool! But I was always impressed by your work anyways!

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